The steam engine was a very important invention during the industrial revolution. Steam engines use us boiling water to make steam to dive a piston back and forth. The movement of the piston is used to power a machine. People burn coal to boil the water and create steam. The most known vehicle to use a steam engine is the train. Before the steam engine was invented the had to move stuff by horses or a human.Throughout the 1800s, steam engines were improved. They became smaller and more efficient. Large steam engines were used in factories and mills to power machines of all types. Smaller steam engines were used in transportation including trains and steamboats.
fun facts - about the steam engine -steam engines are still around today - there are more modern steam engines today then there were in the industrial revolution -steam engine aren't used as much as they were used in the industrial revolution